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Esmerelda the Magic Schoolbus

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Barb And Susie

Esmerelda the Magic Schoolbus

3 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
3 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
Self check-inEasily check yourself in with the smartlock.
Great location90% of recent guests gave this home’s location a 5-star rating.
Great check-in experience100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.

Esmerelda the Magic Schoolbus is a groovy converted schoolbus situated on 46 gorgeous acres in the woods of Southern Oregon, just 5 miles off I-5. Complete with kitchenette, comfy bed, wood-stove, and private space for a rustic retreat.


Indoor Fireplace
Laptop friendly workspace
Wireless Internet
Free parking on premises

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed, 1 single bed

House Rules

Not suitable for children and infants - Esmerelda is not set up for toddlers or kids under 6. It's unconventional with tall steps and pinch points. Kids 6 and over are totally welcome.
No parties or events
Check-in time is 2PM - 2AM (next day)
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with smart lock


314 Reviews

Simon User Profile
September 2017
This was my first experience of being so close to the wild really! The bus was retro and cool. I loved sitting outside in the hammock too! I rely quite heavily on the internet especially during my honeymoon epic across the states and because I worry a lot about things it was a l…
Ross-Wesley User Profile
August 2017
Such a lovey experience and perfect for the one night, with great directions and explanation of everything. We loved the philosophy and even though we did not get to meet Barb and Susie we definitely left feeling inspired. Thank you
Manel User Profile
April 2017
A great place to get away from it all... charming, snug and different experience. Don’t be put off by the alternative amenities... it all works!
Shula User Profile
August 2016
We had a really lovely time the week we stayed in Esmeralda it is a beautiful atmospheric bus and we loved all the little touches Barb and Susie have made to create it into a magical space to stay. Barb and Susie made us feel so welcome, we hope we will be able to return again …
Gleb User Profile
September 2018
The Esmerelda experience was pleasantly cozy, peaceful, and provided lessons in sustainability. It helped us reach a decision to buy land and a tiny house in which to live in while we raise our first child and build a house.
Nicole User Profile
September 2018
Barb and Susie's place is well off the beaten path, but it was absolutely what we needed after a long day. It was peaceful and a brand new experience for me with all of the eco friendly touches. You could see what a passion project the whole place was. The bus itself was really …
Alicia User Profile
September 2018
This is a great place to stay if you want to venture into the forest but still have everything you need! The bus is fully loaded with amenities and it is super cute and cozy! The compostable toilet exceeded our expectations. The location is really pleasant and the hosts are so sw…

Hosted by Barb And Susie

Sunny Valley, Oregon, United StatesJoined in May 2014
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Barb And Susie is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Your hosts are Barb and Susie. We love to share this beautiful land we live on with others. We like to garden, build, play with the dogs and chickens, cook good food, laugh and hang out with friends. We're easy going, and like to keep it casual. During the summer months, we invit…
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